Former Chelsea winger, FlorentMalouda, recently expressed his admiration for former teammate Didier Drogba, labeling him the best striker he has ever played with. Malouda and Drogba shared the pitch at both Guingamp and Chelsea, playing a combined 188 games together. Malouda’s glowing endorsement of the Ivorian striker came during an interview with DAZN Bet, where he also praised Drogba’s resilience and ability to overcome obstacles.
Didier Drogba has impugned the punishment, which has been handed out to Eric Bailly, the Manchester United defender on loan at Marseille, drawing a comparison to an incident that took place a decade ago and involved Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The 28-year-old player, Bailly, has played 12 games for Marseille in every competition following his season-long transfer. But, the international player from Ivory Cost is now going to miss the next 7 after he had been sent off for a kung-fu kick that left Almike Moussa N’Diaye, the Hyeres player hospitalized after the precautionary checks. Continue reading “Didier Drogba Slams Eric Bailly’s Seven-Game Ban”
Some players make a permanent place in the hearts and minds of many even after they leave the club. The supporters of Chelsea surely know some of those players.
Didier Drogba is one of the football legends who had words of encouragement for the England captain after England lost out in the quarterfinals of the World Cup 2022 against France. His words do carry weight and help influence opinions in international football.
He is a former French footballer who also carries weight. Born on 11th March 1978, Didier retired as captain of the national team of Ivory Coast. His best playing career was at Chelsea where is holds the title of the fourth-highest goal scorer. Though he retired at the age of 40 in the year 2017, his still remembered as one of the striking players of Chelsea, of the decade between 2010 and 2020. He is known to hold the record of having scored 10 goals in the same number of finals as well as 10 trophies that he won at club levels. His last appointment was as a player and shareholder of the Phoenix Rising team of the United Soccer League. Continue reading “Didier’s Words of Encouragement to Kane Stand Out”
Well, the Italian news outlet believe Crystal Palace expressed admiration for the Angola international in 2020 when he was in top form under Vincenzo Italiano, and they have now reignited their interest in the striker. Nzola has rediscovered his form under Luca Gotti after a difficult 2021/22 campaign with Thiago Motta at the helm, scoring five goals in just nine appearances so far this season. Interest from Patrick Vieira comes after Fulham actually submitted a bid worth £11.5m for the 26-year-old back in January, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, which Spezia rejected as they deemed it too low an offer.
Brentford striker Ivan Toney has revealed his admiration for two strikers including Didier Drogba who retired from professional football some years ago. The Englishman talked about Didier Drogba in a press conference held on his first day in the England senior national team camp.
Some players are mirrors of their managers, and Didier Drogba was Jose Mourinho incarnate on the pitch for Chelsea. A born winner, the Ivorian led the Chelsea front line with a fearless tenacity and world-class ability that few, if any, defenders could cope with. As part of our Best Premier League Transfers Ever series, we take a look at how Drogba became a Stamford Bridge legend…
Merseyside giants Everton are reportedly keen on signing Brentford striker Ivan Toney between now and the end of this summer’s transfer window next week. This is according to the report from the stables of English publication Daily Mirror. Everton are keen to boost their attacking options in the current transfer window and Toney as emerged as a target. The Brentfordstar has been compared to Didier Drogba on several occasions. The former Newcastle United player is not the only one to draw comparison to Chelsea legend Didier Drogba till date. Some other strikers who have been compared to Drogba in the past include Victor Osimhen (Napoli), RomeluLukaku (Inter Milan) and Moussa Dembele (Lyon).
Victor Osimhen has alerted Chelsea and Tottenham after hinting that he could be interested in a move to the Premier League at some point in the future. The Napoli frontman listed Didier Drogba and Harry Kane as his sources of inspiration in helping him shape his game and refused to rule out following in their footsteps. The 23-year-old has been linked with a move to England ever since he caught the eye at Lille as a youngster. Osimhen was heavily tipped to join Arsenal or Manchester United before signing for the Serie A outfit in 2020, with the Gunners reportedly having a £76million offer turned down.
Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly will need to make the futures of midfield pair Jorginho and N’Golo Kante key to his busy summer plans. The duo are just two of several players whose contracts expire at the end of next season, but they are the most important to boss Thomas Tuchel among those who could leave Stamford Bridge in 2023.
Boehly has already made strides since his consortium acquired Chelsea from Roman Abramovich in May. Despite not yet making a signing, the Blues have been linked with several high-profile targets and need to replace the likes of Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen and Romelu Lukaku. But part of the American’s acitivity over the coming months could involve resolving next year’s problems as several stars’ contracts expire, with the most important being Jorginho and Kante. A further eight players could leave the club for free in 12 months. Continue reading “TODD BOEHLY HAS DECISION TO MAKE ON CHELSEA DUO INCLUDING OWN DROGBA”